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Abortion, It's My Choice

Updated on August 6, 2017
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BJC, the author of Fuinneamh under the name Rowell French Whitehead. She teaches middle school & has degrees from the University of West FL.



It's my body and I can do exactly what I want and I choose to. You, as a man, have no right to tell me what to do!

You know, you're right, it IS your body and you can do whatever you want to do with YOUR body.

HOWEVER, once you conceive it isn't just your body anymore.

You did make your choice - you chose to have sex.

Now it is time for responsibility and accept the consequence of your choice.

Did you know that the word fetus itself is a Latin word meaning little one. In fact, wikipeida gives a great definition - check it out.

Interesting Data

Did you know that from the moment of conception, the only two components that the fetus requires are food and oxygen - the same two components that you and I need to live.

Did you know that the heart starts beating on its own at between 18 - 21 days?

Did you know that from the moment of conception everything that the fetus will ever be is there - nothing is added and nothing is taken away. All the 46 chromosomes and all the 30,000 genes make up your own genetic code that determine who you are, your personality, your feelings, your eye color, your skin color, your everything.

Did you know that brain activity has been recorded as early as 40 days in utero?

Did you know that the fetus and the mother have two separate blood vessels?

You made the choice, allow the child within you to make theirs.

The next time someone says it's my body and I'm not hurting anyone; remind them that yes, they are! Great pictures!!

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      BJC 10 months ago from Florida

      I was told this article was removed for too many "spammy" elements. Not sure where they are...

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      BJC 5 years ago from Florida

      JE, thank you for reading and you're well written response!

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      JE 5 years ago

      The Sixth Commandment is "Thou shalt" not kill" (Exodus 20:13). Abortion is the killing of an unborn child. The term "abortion" is the termination of a pregnancy by means of removing a fetus from the womb of a woman. A spontaneous miscarriage may occur without being induced. This is not considered an abortion. This is an act of nature.

      If abortion is considered a murder, why are people doing it? God said to Adam and Eve, "Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:" (Genesis 1:28). The answer is simply this, they do not believe in God. They feel they are mistress of their own bodies. They have turned away from God.

      In the United States, the Republicans do not indulge in abortion while the Democrats believe women have their own rights and what they do with their bodies are their own business. If they wish to have abortion, they have the right to decide for themselves. Sadly, many people agree with them.

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      Judy Specht 6 years ago from California

      If I have a choice as to what I can do with my body, why is it not OK to eat what I want. Smoke when I want, drink what I want or do what I want? I think it's interesting that my grandson's first picture in his baby book is an ultra sound at 20 weeks gestation. There is no doubt it's our boy. He still holds his hands that way.

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      BJC 6 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for your comments Teaches12345, unfortunately, abortion does appear to be on the backburner at this time.

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      Dianna Mendez 6 years ago

      Good hub topic and well covered. Abortion seems to be on the backburner these days. I think that most people tend to just look the other way on what happens to these innocent little ones. Contraceptive aids are so easily obtained, and they allow intimacy that leads to unwanted pregnancy. Of course, this is not what is a top consideration to those that indulge, until it is too late. Poor children, they suffer silently.

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      CJ Sledgehammer 6 years ago

      Excellent piece, BJC, you have my full support!!!

      I find it rather ironic that just over 4,000 babies are murdered by their American mothers each and every day. At the same time, just over 4,000 illegal aliens cross our southern border undetected.

      In just a short while, Americans will have lost their birthright and country to a foreign invader who does not kill off its offspring. The stage is already being set.

      Thank you, BJC, for such a fine article and for having the courage to speak the truth.

      Best wishes and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer

      P.S. Voted up and away!!!

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      BJC 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi, non-christian, you are entitled to your thoughts, as we all are. The act of responsibilty comes into play here as it does with all of our choices and actions - good or bad, dumb or smart. The pregnant mother has the option of giving up her child for adoption - it is a child from the moment of conception - it is murder and nothing less.

      Peace to you my friend.

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      non-christian 6 years ago

      y r u all being so stupid abortion is right because if the mother had accidentally conceived a child even when she used 'protection' which is why most abortions r going on is perfectly acceptable as the mother probably can't support her child, love her child, or maybe even have a mental problem so she may even kill the child. So wake up pls

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      freecampingaussie 6 years ago from Southern Spain

      This many murders are committed every year & that is the babies


      Number of abortions per year: Approximately 42 Million

      Number of abortions per day: Approximately 115,000

      Very sad especialy when so many want to have a baby. I read " The day my mother killed me "

      If they were killed after they were born instead the jails would be overflowing.

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I wrote the following elsewhere:

      "The test of a right is whether or not exercising that supposed right violates the rights of others. If someone’s right to free medical care violates someone's right to their property (money is property), then it's not a right. It's government created largesse.

      Calling abortion ‘a woman’s right to choose’, was a stroke of genius, because we all support rights. But an abortion obviously violates the right to life of the unborn, living human, being aborted, so by definition, it cannot be a right. It’s a government sanctioned murder."

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      ladyt11 6 years ago

      I agree with U BJC as well! At the moment of conception it is a life!!! I don't know why people say that a fetus is not life, it is life just in its early stages. If it was not a life from the beginning than it has no potential to turn into one later. I like justanothergirls comment. We will send someone to the electric chair for taking a life, We will throw someone in jail for abusing or killing an animal but we don't care enough about human life in its beginning to protect it. A life is a life is a life. If U take something that is and kill it or stop it from being, U have taken a life.

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      stacey 7 years ago

      abortion is murder !!! no if or but about it i have absouloutely no respect for people that get it down unless its done for a god reason such as rape other than that i view women that get abrtions as murderers

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      Richard Parr 8 years ago from Australia

      With you BJC, thx

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      Cristopher Chasse 8 years ago from Boston

      When I was blessed with one child my views where strengthened. My wife is pregnant again and at first it was touch and go. At six weeks we had an ultra sound and to see that heartbeat made both of us cry tears of joy. That is what conception is, tears of you. Responsibility starts the moment of conceivement.

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      TMinut 8 years ago

      Never understood the whole "it's my body" argument, we're talking about the body belonging to the BABY. Who knows though, if these people are willing to murder infants, what genes would they pass on if they DID reproduce? Would they like it if we agreed that the world may be better off without THEIR offspring?

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      BJC 8 years ago from Florida

      Yeah, we are becoming the majority. Thanks for your kind comments.

      Love in Christ

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      Royal Diadem 8 years ago

      Great Hub and you are so right the Bible states Hosea 4:6 King James Version.

      6. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

      However my sister you really educated us. There was a lot that you wrote about that I did not know. Example definition, for the word “fetus” I did not know that it meant “little ones” thank you so much! Great hub!

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      BJC 8 years ago from Florida

      Appreciate it Sooner............ BJC

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      sooner than later 8 years ago

      Nice hub, good information. God is with you.

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      BJC 8 years ago from Florida

      thanks ecoggins. Even some people who don't believe in God support life. My two convictions at this point are life for the unborn and the constitution - I'm running for public office.

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      ecoggins 8 years ago from Corona, California

      I want to live in a society that promotes life rather than death. Doesn't everyone? The right to life celebrates life. it is sad when death is forced before its time. BJC you have written a hub that tells the miracle and majesty of life from the time of conception. Let America be a culture of life!

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      BJC 8 years ago from Florida

      Thanks VU!!

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      Vladimir Uhri 8 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Thank you. Great hub.

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      Rebecca Sue Mallory 8 years ago from Central Texas

      Bjc-nice hub. I agree with you wholeheartedly. I used to be pro choice as a teenager and a young woman until I became pregnant with my husband after over 5 years of trying to conceive. The realization that I was pregnant and had a life growing inside me changed my heart on the matter entirely. Thanks for stating the facts. That is so importnant in controversial subjects such as this.

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      BJC 8 years ago from Florida

      I haven't heard on the radio about the socialized killing. Need to do some research on this too. Keep us posted please. Thank-you guys for your comments and support.

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      Judah's Daughter 8 years ago from Roseville, CA

      I've also heard it spoken on radio and so forth about women who feel a child can be killed until it's "socialized" or knows its surroundings (up to age 2)!!!!! I think of Harrod (however you spell it) who was the king that sent his soldiers out to kill all baby boys 2 years and under when Moses' mother put him in the river in the basket to save him!

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      Ashraf Mir 8 years ago from Dhaka

      Abortion is not right way. one should try to avoid being conceived rather than abortion. we have no right to kill an unborn innocent child.

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Too many people use abortion as a means of birth control. So very sad and as many have already pointed out, the woman generally feels much guilt after the fact. Late term abortion as our current President condones is shameful and he and others will have to stand in front of The Creator of us all someday and try and explain...

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      BJC 8 years ago from Florida

      Deborah and Judah's daughter, thanks for the comments on this critical issue.

      Haven't heard about the mandandtory abortion. We need to hit the floor and not quit.

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      Judah's Daughter 8 years ago from Roseville, CA

      ALERT: Has anyone been watching Glen Beck? Today he had a segment on the "Science Szar". The Szar says there is no place in the consitution that says we have the right to reproduce. He is suggesting madatory abortion for population control!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago


      I fully believe in the sanctity of life. Life is from the moment of conception. God is the Creator, sustainer and giver of life and we do not have a right to take life.

      "For YOU formed my inward parts; YOU covered me in my mother's womb. I will Praise YOU because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows well. My frame was not hidden from YOU, when I was made in secret....."

      Psalm 139

      I was told by my doctor some thirty three (33) years ago to abort my second son because it was a high risk pregnancy. In my heart I knew it was not the right thing to do. I told him I could not. He was surprised... I of course had to be very careful & prayerful. However, eight (8) months later we had a healthy almost eight pound beautiful baby boy. He was a gifted child, could play the piano and read before he started kindergarten.

      The point I am making the baby is a real person. It's easier if one does not accept the baby as a person. Calling it a fetus does not change a child's right to life.

      Abortion should not be a form of birth control. Abortion is supported by the courts. We as Christians should be PRO LIFE!

      I have counseled with women who have and continue to suffer greatly for electing to abort. After fully realizing what they have done many go into deep depression, turn to drug and or alcohol. Women who have had abortions need a spiritual healing. They need to know that God loves them. God is a forgiving God. But we cannot justify supporting abortion.

      Thank you for for sharing the facts. We must STAND firm on God's WORD regardless of what the world says is okay


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      BJC 8 years ago from Florida

      I say this with caution as the % of women who conceive from a rape or abortion is less than one percent, but it is more understandable under these circumstances, yet, it's still a life and doesn't change that child's opportunity for living.

      Good comment, thanks!

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      LondonGirl 8 years ago from London

      Are there any circumstances under which you think abortion is justifiable?

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      BJC 8 years ago from Florida

      Thank-you einron! Yes, God's forgiveness is the wonderful and I pray for the lost and those who seek His love and forgiveness.

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      einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Well written. Many have written on pro-life and I wholeheartedly agree. They have already said what should be said. Praise the Lord for forgiving the mother who had 20 abortions. Thank God that she saw the truth at last. Better late than never. God bless.

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      atomswifey 8 years ago from Michigan

      thank you and I think I will as far as the hub I mean. :)

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      Judah's Daughter 8 years ago from Roseville, CA

      I love a Christian who speaks the TRUTH, no matter what the "world" wants to think in order to falsely justify sin. An extremely small percentage of women conceive due to rape or incest; the major majority are practicing free sex (birth control or not) and simply not taking responsibility for their actions. The baby is INNOCENT, and to kill the baby is murder, and is forgivable!!

      So many mothers that have terminated pregnancies suffer extreme guilt and depression for so many years, they don't understand that God loves them and will forgive them. They just need to repent (stop practicing these things)...God says He forgives our sin and REMEMBERS THEM NO MORE!! Ever!!!

      Praise the Lord for His forgiveness and healing that only He can bring.

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      BJC 8 years ago from Florida

      TWENTY abortions... I cannot imagine..

      This was a great response and you should make it into a hub.

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      atomswifey 8 years ago from Michigan

      Great Hub! I completely agree with you on all the facts. I think people who argue on the side of abortion do so without any consideration obviously to the infant inside.

      They would rather call the baby a, "fetus" and then it doesn't doesn't sound so barbaric to kill it. If people called the BABY what it is then call abortion what it is (Killing) then I believe a lot less people would argue that it is a necessary practice or that it is a womans choice.

      I really have to giggle at the presumptive and rather, arrogant arguments people have as to when exactly life starts and when exactly it should end.

      What I mean by that is, they make statements like, "Life begins when... the fetuses heart beats or brain waves begin functioning, or it's first breath (different people argue different points on that), but yet none of them really know for sure since they are not God.

      Oops did I mention Him?? lol Yes I did. But when speaking of "abortion" God seems to be omitted from the topic since most who believe abortion to be a good idea would probably be prone to believe there is no God. Atleast not the God who is the author and finisher of life!

      But if we were to argue the "science of murder" then let us take into account some facts:

      1. Science has never been able to determine factually just when a human life begins, they "theorize" and even argue amongst each other on this topic.


      2. As you so beautifully mentioned, "Did you know that from the moment of conception everything that the fetus will ever be is there - nothing is added and nothing is taken away. All the 46 chromosomes and all the 30,000 genes make up your own genetic code that determine who you are, your personality, your feelings, your eye color, your skin color, your everything".

      So how is it that if science itself cannot answer affirmatively when life actually begins then what gives US the knowledge to affirm when it does? And when you argue "when" life begins, what then gives you, a doctor or any woman the right to know or decide when that life should end?

      Now I know there are those who would argue about certain situations when a woman is raped, or when the mothers life is in danger. But really I have yet to hear any factual statistics on these cases. I mean in this country alone over 1 million BABIES are KILLED every year, so how many of those babies were conceived after a rape? How many of those were "sacrificed" in an effort to save the mothers own life?

      I would have to argue that very few compared to those killed because of a, one night stand gone wrong, an inopportune time/plan, financial hardship, and last but certainly not least, as a form of birth control!

      I once knew a woman who had over 20 "abortions" in her life because at the time she believed the way some do, that it was her choice, it was just a fetus etc. This woman later came to believe differently after finally giving birth to a daughter. Once having that baby in her arms she realized what she done and had to endure years of psycho-therapy to try to manage her nightmares. Her life was never the same and the guilt ate her up inside.

      Later she came to know Christ and I met her and became friends with her in our church.

      she went on to have other children with her husband and grew to accept her forgiveness through Christ and heal emotionally, "sort of", as she put it. Her biggest nightmare she would tell me is that of going to be with God someday and seeing all those children she had aborted. Children, whom any one of which might of been the one to find a cure for cancer, become the next Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein, president or even a hero who might have saved someone from a burning fire, flood or car accident. But because of what she had decided many lives, those we would call "viable" human beings might very well be lost.

      And that is a tragedy in of itself. Think of it this way, what would our world today be like if people like, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln and people of modern times like, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, even just one of the Wright brothers, and lets not forget the, everyday heroes like any fireman who has rescued someone from a burning building, a law enforcement officer who risks life and limb to make our streets safe, a doctor/surgeon who spends hours in surgery saving the life of someone else whom without the surgery or the surgeon would otherwise die, if any of these people or countless others like them who might not have been here today if their mothers had decided it was not in the best interest becuase of financial hardship etc. would have aborted them?

      But my biggest question(s) I have for the pro "choicers" (and I love that term as well, "pro-choicers" kind of candy coats it, death, I mean) is, What gives YOU the authority to determine life and death? What on earth makes any one of you such an expert on the subject or any of us mere mortals the RIGHT to decide on human life and the conclusion of it? And if so, where does it end?

      1. we started out with Roe vs. Wade where after some years the woman who initiated the suit became an advocate for life, I might add. But I digress, as that started "legal" means of terminating a human but only prior to the first 24 weeks after conception.

      2. Then we decided in some cases to make that 24 weeks stretch a little longer

      3.Now we have in some states where a woman can decide at full term to have her BABY killed (aborted)

      And this gets to me as well that there are those who believe in womans right to choose but then not believe in that choice if at full term. Why not? does she "lose" her right once the baby comes to term? And who is to decide that?

      Obama has been an advocate and outspoken advocate for late term abortions turning down bills that would save these babies from lets just say it, being legally murdered! Yes, I said murdered! These infants are born, pulled from their mothers wombs and then terminated. Where are their rights under the constitution?

      4. And there are those babies who survive abortions and are taken to stock rooms, put into bins and placed on shelves to die horrifically while struggling to inhale their last breaths.

      What about all of this? Are we to ignore all of it? Again I ask, where does it end? How many "choices" are we as a society going to be given before we start to "choose" that that the handicapped are not viable and are burdens. Or that the elderly are too much too to handle. Or the poor and needy become way to expensive for the taxpayer. Where does it end???

      Oh, but that is just taking it too far?? Really? But we as a society have already decided on "viable human selection" and we have concluded that a baby is just a fetus, a woman has the "right" to choose death of that fetus if it does not "fit" into her plans, and that it is more cost effective for us as the taxpayer to pay for her abortion of it rather than pay for its welfare.

      Ahh, the almighty dollar and all of you women rights activist believe it's an act of congress and the courts in being considerate of your plight rather than the truth, its all about the money, dollars and cents people WAKE UP! Abortion is a business! A multi-dollar industry whereby YOU the taxpayer get bilked in the name of a socially driven cause but certainly never a morally driven one.

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      BJC 8 years ago


      We have to stick together here on these issues!!

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      This is a great Hub. I agree with you wholeheartedly. You wrote the Truth. What more can anyone ask?

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      BJC 8 years ago from Florida

      Thank-you guys, it's very important that we give people the facts - the truth will set them free.


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      Make Money 8 years ago from Ontario

      Good Hub and good choice BJC.


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      Just.Another Girl 8 years ago

      you're welcome. keep up the good writing.

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      BJC 8 years ago from Florida

      Thank-you Just Another Girl. You're very wise.

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      Just.Another Girl 8 years ago

      I disagree with abortion as well. Sure I am only 14 years old, but I am into politics and I sure as well know that when a baby is in its mothers fetus, it is alive and well. One thing that really makes me mad is that people are so sad when an animal is abused, but yet, when a person has an abortion, they don't care. you can fell that tiny little heart beat in the stomach and you still kill an innocent life. I fully support that poem and I am glad you made this blog BJC.

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      BJC 8 years ago from Florida

      I dont recall arguing - but the above are facts. Fetus means little one, sucking etc.

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      denoonan 8 years ago from Boston MetroWest

      I don't think anyone really cares what anyone else's opinion is because they have already made up their minds, but I think the choice is the mother's until the fetus has taken the first breath. Don't argue with me; my mind is made up.


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